Using Caution with Social Media

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Social media is but a form of communication for us to be able to engage people in a different medium where people are. When used well, this web application can be the instrument of major success with increased attendance at your events, more visibility for your church, and clever ways to celebrate your staff, volunteers, and the work your congregation is doing. But as with any tool, there are unique and sometimes perilous barriers to using social media safely.

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Church Podcasting in 7 Steps [Infographic]

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I am a big fan of podcasts and I recently relaunched my podcast.  I used to think creating a podcast was a complicated process, but after helping a pastor friend create a podcast in less than a week I decided to break the process down into 7 actionable steps:

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Decimate Writer’s Block: Never Run Out of Blogger Fuel

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You are sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen. A deadline is looming and your to-do list is growing like a hoarder’s collection of newspapers. You put your hands on the keyboard and lightly tap your fingers in hopes that somehow words will appear on the page in coherent sentences. Nothing happens. Nothing. There […]

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The Art and Science of Combining Fonts [Infographic]

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This year I’ve had a crash course in fonts. Instead of teaching video, I am teaching Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. I find that most people are like me and don’t know much about fonts, but they do know what fonts they like and that fonts can make or break a creative project. In  my […]

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Designing Your Church Website for the Unchurched

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I recently finished reading the book Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley. The main premise of his book is about “Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend”, which just happens to be his tagline for the book. After reading it, I was really challenged to see how we could relate that to our church websites. What would […]

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Tech Wreck Tuesday #19: No More Juice

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I have no doubt that you have had situations where you had no more power in your phone’s battery at some point in your life. How are you going to send out that next tweet? The Angry Birds need you to fight those pigs! Without a phone, how will you document your life on Instagram […]

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5 Easy Tips to Read More Books

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I don’t like to brag, but I read a lot of books. My goal for this year is to read at least 150 books (you can follow my progress on Goodreads by the way, I’d love to connect!). A lot of people ask me how I manage to read that many books, and still have […]

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Logo Designs: Youth for Christ Case Example

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A logo can say a lot about a company before you ever read the tagline, learn about the mission statement, or see the company in action. The ministry I have worked with and been engaged with since I was in high school just went through a rebranding, including the first complete logo change in seventy […]

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